PVC Shutters have become really popular recently due to their durability combined with a lower cost and maintenance requirement. Now one of the most used materials in modern window coverings, PVC is used in a wide range of products, not just plantation shutters.
All components in PVC shutters are made from an extruded resin that mimics the look and feel of painted timber. This results is in a strong, durable, non toxic and VOC compliant shutter that’s guaranteed not to warp, peel split or shrink.
Some more benefits of the synthetic material is that it’s termite, fire and water resistant, making PVC shutters ideal for any room in your home, including your bathrooms.
PVC Shutter Frame Options
A major difference between PVC and more traditional timber shutters is the use of an additional frame. With PVC Plantation shutters a frame is actually built inside your window to attach the shutter panels. The biggest advantage of having this frame is that it allows the installer to adjust your shutter if your window is not perfectly ‘square’. The two most popular frame designs are the Z-Frame and the L-Frame.
The Z Frame features a single radius, like a bullnose architrave, which provides a simple design that won't age. The benefit of the Z Frame is that the "Z" return will can easily mask windows that are not square.
If the Z Frame will not suit your desired style the L Frame is another popular choice. Again the frame can be used to help square your window to ensure your shutters look their best.